Some great opportunities

Part of the job of the guild is to advise members – and anyone else who may be interested in woodworking – of upcoming interesting woodworking opportunities. There are four big upcoming events that we thought you might be interested in.

Now, some of these are out of town, but, if you are looking for a chance to get away for an intensive woodworking experience and can spare a few days, one of these may be the right opportunity for you.

The Woodworking Shows

The Woodworking Show: March 17 – 19, Tampa, Florida.  Tampa is one stop on this amazing show’s nationwide show. During this weekend at the Tampa Fairgrounds, you can check out some show specials, hear some very interesting presentations and even participate at the woodworking guild table. There’s something for everyone, and the best part is the show is right in our own backyard.

Weekend with Wood

Weekend With Wood: May 17 – 19, Des Moines, Iowa. This is the first year that Wood Magazine is offering a premium woodworking getaway at the Meredith Publishing headquarters, home of the magazine. Get a chance to meet the magazine’s staff, learn from some top-flight instructors and even get a goody bag with nearly $200 of give aways. Space is limited, so register soon if you are interested.

Fine Woodworking Live

Fine Woodworking Live: August 8 – 11, New Haven, Connecticut. Now in its second year, this event takes place at the brand spanking new student center of Southern Connecticut State University. With a wide array of offerings – from power tool set up to hand tool skills, there’s something for everyone.

Woodworking in America

Woodworking in America: October 18 – 20, Covington, Kentucky. Just a stone’s throw across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, this offering by Popular Woodworking features a well-stocked marketplace as well as a vast array of talented presenters. Be on the lookout for the Hand Tool Olympics down in the Marketplace – an annual highlight of the show.

A woodworker at any of these events is bound to walk away with a wealth of knowledge, maybe a new tool or two and the experience of meeting many other woodworkers equally as passionate about the craft as they are.

Be sure to follow the links for each of the events to get more information on registration fees, recommended lodging and ideas of after-hours get togethers with fellow woodworkers.

Oh, and of course, this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of other classes being instructed locally at places like Infinity Cutting Tools and Woodcraft…

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